Mystery writer Cornelia Van Gorder has rented a country house called "The Oaks", which not long ago had been the scene of some murders committed by a strange and violent criminal known as "The Bat". Meanwhile, the house's owner, bank president John Fleming, has recently embezzled one million dollars in securities, and has hidden the proceeds in the house, but he is killed before he can retrieve the money. Thus the lonely country house soon becomes the site of many mysterious and dangerous activities.
November 13, 2009 Subject:
Murder She Wrote Meets Petticoat Junction
Silly but cute. Agnes Moorhead stars in this, probably just before her famous TV role in Bewitched. Big old house, matronly mystery writer, hidden loot, scheming crooks w/ Freddie Kruger hands, pretty girls, dead bodies behind clocks, and Vincent Price. A grown-up Darla Hood, of "Our Gang" fame is one of the pretty, but unfortunate guests. Also loved the jazzy 60's theme song by Alvino Rey.